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Experienced React/TypeScript Developers

Role description

Travel tech is exploding and we’re building some of the most exciting products in the industry, using modern technologies like React, TypeScript, Redux and Modular CSS. We’re hiring experienced web developers to work on both existing and new products that are transforming our industry. We're happy to consider anyone with demonstrable JavaScript, React, or TypeScript experience and a desire to learn and grow.

Rail Europe is growing extremely quickly, and in this role you’ll work with experienced members of our existing team to help us scale effectively without succumbing to the potential pitfalls of a microservices approach.

About you

Our ideal candidate meets many - but not necessarily all - of the below criteria.

  • 3+ years of professional web development experience
  • Deep knowledge and experience of JavaScript/ES2015+, HTML and CSS/SCSS
  • You’re excited about the future of the web platform, the ever-evolving JavaScript ecosystem and are motivated to help Rail Europe adopt modern front-end technologies and processes
  • You take pride in your craft and adhere to industry best practices for testing, code linting, peer review and clean modular maintainable code
  • You have a keen appetite for self-improvement and growth, but don’t hesitate to ask for help when needed
  • You strive to discover and understand the root cause of problems, suggesting new and improved solutions, rather than treating the symptoms
  • Fluent in English, even if it’s not your first-language. Our current team comes from more than 7 different countries and we’re excited to add more!
  • You’re confident communicating and sharing complex information and learnings with both technical and non-technical team members
  • You believe that the web should be accessible to everyone and that a11y standards aren't optional, and your coding style reflects that belief
  • Can work hours that have some overlap with London daytime
  • Motivated by Rail Europe's mission
  • Knowledge and experience of JavaScript build and bundling tools such as Webpack
  • Experience of working with single page applications, the React ecosystem or Typescript is desirable
  • Knowledge of Ruby is considered a bonus
  • Would be happy with a salary within the range of £55,000 to 70,000 (or equivalent in another currency)

About us

Rail Europe is an online booking service for train travel throughout the UK and Europe. Our mission is to make booking trains anywhere in Europe as easy and affordable as possible, from epic international adventures to everyday local commutes. We’ve been selling tickets since 2012 (read our full story here) and became part of the Voyages-sncf group in 2017.

We're a close-knit, passionate and cosmopolitan team and care deeply about building an inclusive, open and supportive work environment. We have a flexible location-agnostic approach to hiring, which means we hire the best person for the job, regardless of geography. Our team is spread across eight countries and we’re growing fast! Our success is built on trust, empathy and shared knowledge, with both customers and colleagues at the centre of what we do.

Whilst we don’t expect you to be a master of the following technologies, our current software stack in addition to our React based single page application consists of:

  • A Ruby library for communicating with train booking APIs
  • A traditional multi-page web application written in Ruby on Rails, using CoffeeScript and SCSS
  • AWS hosted Docker infrastructure, with continuous delivery
  • A hybrid iOS app written in Swift
  • A hybrid Android app written in Kotlin

Join us!

  • Freedom: base yourself in our bright, modern office in central London or take advantage of our remote-friendly culture by working from home.
  • We offer flexible hours: work around your schedule and when you’re most productive.
  • Our team enjoys a healthy work-life balance and don’t think caffeine-fuelled all-nighters are a good way to grow a company that’s built to last.
  • Team activities: Developer conferences, annual retreats and monthly Lunch & Learns.
  • We have high coding standards, and follow best practices such as continuous testing and delivery.
  • We strive to learn and improve together in a supportive environment as the wider tech ecosystem evolves.
  • Our days are not full of meetings and distractions. Allowing others to achieve flow is a big part of supporting each other.
  • Everyone is encouraged to ask questions, think creatively and suggest new working practices. We have a small team so your voice will be heard.

We believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

How to apply

Email [email protected] and tell us about your skills and experience, including links to any relevant public repositories. You can send a CV if you want, but we particularly like reading a well-written email.

There are some specific questions we'd like you to answer:

  • What are some of the most challenging/interesting programming tasks you have worked on?
  • Why do you want to work for Rail Europe?
  • In what country and timezone do you live?
  • What are your approximate salary expectations? (please state currency. If you'd prefer to discuss this during the process that's fine too)

We welcome applications from everybody, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Early in the recruiting process we’ll ask you to complete a challenge, which is judged anonymously. We anonymise responses in order to mitigate our own unconscious bias, and to ensure we reward those who demonstrate the development skills we require.

Come join us!

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